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10 notable acquisitions in 2021

By Brianna Wessling | December 23, 2021

This year, we covered over 50 mergers, acquisitions and SPAC deals worth billions of dollars. Here are 10 robotics acquisitions, in chronological order, that stood out to us in 2021.

Ondas acquires American Robotics

At the beginning of 2021, American Robotics made news by becoming the first company that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had approved to fly drones beyond-visual-line-of-sight without a human operator on the ground. This approval could have brought Ondas’ attention.

In 2017, American Robotics was the first resident of MassRobotics, the Boston-based non-profit organization serving as the innovation hub for robotics and connected devices. The company’s fully-automated commercial drone system Scout is designed for data gathering applications in industrial, agricultural and governmental settings. The acquisition bodes well for the drone industry as a whole.

Source: The Robot Report


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